As well as the twice daily mass ascents featuring hundreds of balloons, the special shapes the magical nightglows the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Arena in partnership with Bristol Energy will be alive with entertainment all day.
Find your spot around the Main Arena to catch daily displays, stunts and tetherings – there’s a packed programme to ensure there is never a dull moment at the Fiesta.
To keep the crowds looking to the skies, the ever-popular EXIT Display Team will demonstrate their skill and experience by parachuting directly into the Arena, while the Sky Racers of the Parabatix team will swoop down and around as they perform their jaw-dropping routines.
One of the boldest flying shows you can see anywhere comes from the Pitts Special piloted by Rich Goodwin will be flying in on Saturday and Sunday, and if that whets the appetite for midair action, don’t forget to check out the brave Wing Walkers.
From model balloons, a visit from the Bristol Bears rugby team and regular tetherings of balloons old and new, there will also be a lot going on at ground level too. Here’s a rundown of what’s planned.
Sunday August 12th
Schedule updated 1.00pm
9am: Gates Open
12pm – 4pm: Model balloons
2pm – 4pm: Balloon tethering. Subject to wind conditions.
2pm – 4pm: “Meet the pilot” experience.
2pm – 3pm: Parabatix.
3pm – 3.30pm: Inflation Race. Subject to wind conditions.
4pm – 4.30pm: Parabatix
4.30pm – 5pm: Pitts Special
6pm: Mass Ascent. Subject to wind conditions.
8pm: Event closes
Thru Day Model Planes with Lee McCrory